In a city mostly soundtracked by techno, Berlin’s Pop-Kultur festival stands out. More free-form, it’s a three-day interdisciplinary event that uses performances, workshops, lectures, films and discussions to explore “pop” in a contemporary context.
For this year’s edition, the festival is returning to the Kulturbraurei in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district, and it has an incredible music program in tow. Included among the artists slotted to play are Perel (read our feature with her here), Planningtorock and Mykki Blanco.
This year’s edition also strives to provide a platform for music from central and eastern Europe, with sets by Ukrainian rapper alyona alyona (watch a video for her recent song “Пушка”, below), Belarussian post-punk outfit молчат дома, Polish experimental group BNNT and Serbian alternative rock band Repetitor. Christian Morin, the festival’s co-curator, explains, “We felt, that in many western festivals acts from Eastern and Southeastern countries are not enough represented. There are vital networks and there is great talent. This is why we would like to show more of this to our audience and create an even more divers and interesting program.”
You can find the full line-up as of now below. For more information, check out Pop-Kultur’s website. Watch a recap from last year’s edition, above.
Die Goldenen Zitronen
Dirk von Lowtzow
Maarja Nuut & Ruum
Okzharp & Manthe Ribane
Rosemary Loves A Blackberry
Someone Who Isn’t Me